client's lives changed
As a behavioral health and weight loss coach, I’ve helped hundreds of women achieve lasting change in their lifestyle by simply focusing on daily habits. I especially have a passion for helping women who struggle with their mental health, because I know firsthand how hard it can be to stick to a routine when dealing with conditions like anxiety or depression.
This is what ultimately held me back.
I was overweight for the majority of my life. I struggled with anxiety symptoms starting in childhood, and without realizing it, used food to self-soothe. This is how I learned to associate food with comfort, relief and reward. It was these associations that drove my eating and lifestyle habits all the way into early adulthood, and I quickly began to spiral.
Hours Spent Mentoring
Years Worth of Hard Lessons Learned
Pounds Lost and Kept Off Successfully
When I finally hit my lowest point, at just 19 years old, I was clinically obese, pre-diabetic, always anxious and watching my life spiral out of control. Stress eating and self-sabotaging behaviors kept me stuck in a viscous, unhealthy cycle. I didn’t recognize myself in the mirror or pictures anymore. I carried so much guilt, pain and shame—always thinking “I should be able to fix this on my own, what is wrong with me?”
This went on for so long. I wanted the quickest path with the least amount of resistance.
I wasn't focused on sustainable habits. I just wanted to look like “all the other girls” who seemed to fit in.
I had zero self-accountability and self-discipline skills at the time. If I had woken up the next day magically transformed and 50lbs lighter, I would have never known how to maintain it.
I knew I wanted to be healthy and confident, but I was stuck in a cycle of intermittent success. I’d lose some weight and then just as quickly, I’d gain it back.
I thought I was destined to be the "bigger girl."
It wasn’t until I decided the pain of staying stuck was greater than the pain of the change. I realized that I had to start thinking, speaking and acting like the person I wanted to become if I wanted to start feeling like her. I finally surrendered to auditing my habits and secured accountability. I took the time and space necessary to educate myself on nutrition, exercise and behavior change.
While my anxiety symptoms may never fully go away, I proved to myself that through following an intentional list of daily self-care rituals, I could still maintain a consistent wellness routine and healthy weight. That was a life changing realization for me. For the first time, I felt confident that I truly had control over my health and wellness.
Finally, things started clicking into gear and through a complete lifestyle transformation, I was able to lose and keep off 80lbs. I’m now a certified specialist in behavior change, plant-based nutrition, exercise science and women’s weight loss—and I’m living out my dream of helping women transform their lives.
While many of my students embrace the hope of change, most are a little hesitant in the beginning because they feel they’ve “tried everything” and nothing seems to stick. It’s understandable—it takes a lot of effort to stop living within our comfort zone and start something that feels challenging or unknown (even when we know the long term benefits).
The missing link with creating healthy habits is the emphasis on behavior change.
Diet culture conditions us to focus on short term results.
But my mission is to teach women how to start focusing on long term sustainability.
Specifically, I use behavior-changing techniques to teach women how to create a foundation of self-discipline that keeps them consistent, even on the hard days. We usually resist change because we perceive a lack of knowledge, ability, motivation or simply the willingness to admit we need to. Wherever you fall in this spectrum, my goal is to help you identify your roadblocks, remove the barriers, and provide you with the tools necessary to create lasting change.
After my own 12-year-long weight-loss journey, I never want anyone to have to go through the struggles and confusion I faced. That’s why I created LRD—to share everything I wish I’d known with my students and give them all the resources and teachings they need to be successful.
We’re redesigning lifestyles to create healthier and happier women. We’re focusing on all aspects of wellness—mentally, physically and emotionally—to create lasting change. And we want you to come along for the journey.
There are three different programs under the LRD umbrella:
LRD Accountability Group
LRD Private Coaching
If you’re ready to change your life—I’m here to guide you every step of the way. Send us a note and we’ll figure out the best plan of action for you. We’re so excited you're here.